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Old 12-17-2012, 03:42 PM
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What are your landscaping quotes based on?

Curious, how do you give out your estimates? Do you have a basic formula for creating each estimate, or is it truly a unique case-by-case thing?
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:46 PM
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I created a cost per hour and determine a production rate that would apply to the subject property.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:09 PM
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i think it depends on how big the job is. i'm solo so i'll never take on a huge job that needs all these formulas and such. i just take it job to job and it's easy to figure out for me. if you are a big company doing a huge job paying other employees and such then yeah some big formula and all is needed i guess. that's another reason i stay solo. i don't get the big jobs but i don't care. i like to keep things simple and easy.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:52 AM
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Know how long it takes you and your crew to plant a tree, bush, and perennial, How long it takes to install a yard of mulch, rock and soil. Drive time, cleanup, drivetime gettin materials. After you know how long it takes multiply by current MH rate, around $50 for us. MU materials, and calculate expenses.


Way more to know but thats a start
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